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Oscar, you’re white, and you know what? Fine

In Hollywood, it is always a season of firsts, 
and a reason to try out a new hashtag

‘The Shape of Water’ triumphs at nail-biting Oscars

"The Shape of Water" on Sunday won top honors at the Oscars including the coveted best picture statuette

Haiti’s first female-directed movie bids for Oscars

Haiti is still reeling from the 2010 earthquake that killed more than 220,000 people but a nascent film industry has begun to emerge.

We’re living La La Land

In this era of post-truths and mediocrity, this pastiche of a movie that masquerades as an original deserves to win.

Oscars wrap-up: Leonardo DiCaprio wins best actor on night of racial critique

#OscarsSoWhite controversy casts shadow over awards show that saw Spotlight claim the most prestigious prize.

Israel woos Oscar glitterati with luxury trip

Pro-Israeli groups spend large sums on efforts to promote the country's image

Oscars for outstanding corruption

A riveting night at the Oscars' red carpet

‘Fifty Shades’ and ‘Pixels’ among Razzies ‘worst film’ nominees

Adam Sandler's video game adventure Pixels among the top nominees, while Sylvester Stallone is nominated for a redemption award.

Oscars: ‘Birdman’ soars to win best picture

"Birdman", "Selma" and "The Theory of Everything" are among the winners at the 87th Academy Awards.

Veteran actors on being nominated for an Oscar

With the 87th Academy Awards taking place on February 22, a few industry veterans spoke about being nominated at a later stage of their careers.

Oscars 2015 Nominations: Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel clear favourites

Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel led the 87th Academy Awards nominees.

New shows ‘Transparent’ and ‘The Affair’ take top TV Golden Globes

Two new series, Showtime's "The Affair" and Amazon's "Transparent," were catapulted into the spotlight on Sunday at Hollywood's Golden Globe awards.

Oscar and the Oscars: Our vilest obsessions

Fittingly, the Academy awards (the Oscars) and the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius have illuminated our most mortal vices: vanity and violence.

Venezuela’s opposition celebrates support at the Oscars

A Twitter campaign calling on movie stars to support anti-government protests has led to Venezuela's opposition being lauded at the Academy awards.

Spoilt for choice at the Oscars

With so many good films in competition, it's difficult to predict winners at this year's Academy Awards.

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